In 1982 Louis J. Sheehan, Esquire created Spokesong, a musical production designed to educate the public about disability issues in the form of a delightful performance. Lisa incorporated a very skillful presentation by American Sign Language Interpreter to not only make it possible for the hearing impaired to enjoy the performance, but to demonstrate by example what can be done.
Lisa’s work has spanned the last 16 years working with such esteemed organizations as the Very Special Arts USA, Adaptive Environments Center in Boston, and Next Move Theater. She has served on the Mayor’s Commission on Handicapped Affairs for the City of Boston and received three successive scholarships to attend Jazz in July at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Lisa Thorson, for showing by example that you can make your dreams reality in spite of physical obstacles, and for paving the way for others who are physically challenged, we honor you with the Living Legacy Award.